The Management Board is in charge of running the ECIIA. That includes implementing the strategy set by the General Assembly and developing policies and programmes to achieve our goals and objectives. It meets at least quarterly.
Farid Aractingi is the Chief Audit, Risk and Organisation Officer of Renault. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the IFACI, the French Institute of Internal Auditors. He served over 25 years in information technology, in various corporations such as Exxon-Mobil, Total Chemicals, Bull Information Systems, Renault and Nissan. He was the CIO of Bull France in 1994, and of Renault from 1999 for Purchasing, Finance, HR and Quality management. During these years, he created Integris, the outsourcing company of Bull, which eventually became its unique brand name for IT services. In 2002, he launched RNIS, a joint venture of Renault and Nissan for IS services. Aractingi is President of ECIIA. He has been active in IFACI since 2008. He co-wrote Internal control of information systems, published in March 2009 by IFACI and the CIO Association, and wrote the IT governance audit guide in June 2011. He won the Hintze award, as the person having contributed the most to Internal Audit development in France in 2008. In 2010, he joined the board of directors of the IFACI and chaired its audit committee, before being elected Chairman of the Board in April 2012. He was elected to the board of ECIIA In September 2014.
IIA Luxembourg / ECIIA Vice President
Thierry Thouvenot has more than 15 years of experience in internal audit in the financial sector and five years of experience in external audit. Over the past 10 years, he has been Chief Audit Executive of a pan-European bank, which is active in private banking. Thierry has experience of internal auditing in Luxembourg, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Russia. He also spent five years as a member of the KBC Group-wide Audit Management Committee. Thierry is a Board member of IIA Luxembourg and has been in charge of financial sector issues since 2010. He has served as Chairman of IIA Luxembourg. He was elected Vice President of ECIIA in 2017.
Gabrielle Rudolf von Rohr
IIA Switzerland / ECIIA Treasurer
Gabrielle Rudolf von Rohr is Director of the Cantonal Financial Control in Solothurn. She is chair of the Board of IIA Switzerland and a Senior Consultant Binder Corporate Finance. She is a regular speaker on conferences, universities, and other events.
Gianfranco studied Economics and Business and is a qualified accountant and auditor. In 2008, he completed an executive MBA in General Management at SDA Bocconi and the Politecnico di Milano, while in 2001 he followed an executive programme in “Managing Ethics in Organisation” at Bentley University/Ethics Officer Association in Boston. He is currently the Chief Audit Executive of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A., Member of the Audit Committee of FAO , Founding member of AITRA and Board and Executive Committee Member of IIA Italy.
Manuel de Alzua
Manuel De Alzua has been Head of Internal Audit of Amadeus IT group since 2013. He studied at the ISG business school and has held various roles related to finance, strategy, M&A and internal audit in companies such as Allianz, Havas, AXA, and Amadeus IT Group. He is a board member of IIA Spain.
Kristiina Lagerstedt is the Chief Audit Executive at Kemira. She has served as Vice President, Internal Audit at Sanoma. She was previously Head of Internal Audit at Nokia, where she spent nine years in various roles. Lagerstedt was IIA Finland chair of the Board from 2011 to 2013 and is now a member of its Advocacy Committee She is a member of the Professional Issues Committee at IIA Global. She was elected to the ECIIA Management Board in September 2015.
Jens Motel is Head of Unit Internal Auditing, Risk Management, Controlling Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control at BAFA. He previously served in adminstrative functions at BAFA. Motel is a board member of IIA Germany.
Verra Marmalidou is the President of IIA Greece, previously serving as its Secretary General. She is Deputy Director at National Bank of Greece Group Internal Audit. She was Director of Private Banking at National Securities and has been an instructor at previous IIA seminars.
IIA Czech Republic
Tomáš Pivoňka is Chairman of the Board of Czech IIA, and Chief Audit Executive at CEZ, Europe’s eighth largest energy company. He is a member of IIA‘s Global Advocacy Committee, of the Czech Public Audit Oversight Board Coordination Committee, and a member of the Czech European Confederation of Directors Associations. He is a regular speaker at conferences, universities, roundtables and other events.
IIA UK & Ireland
Melvyn Neate has over 30 years experience in Internal Audit. He is also a qualified accountant. He has led internal audit functions in both the private and public sectors including manufacturing, logistics, banking, financial services and central government, most notably as Director of Internal Audit for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the UK’s tax authority. He is a past President of the Chartered IIA for the UK and Ireland and has given numerous presentations on audit, fraud and risk management, both in the UK and overseas. He is currently an independent member of the audit committee for the Office of Rail Regulation, the safety and economic regulator for Britain’s railways.